Skip to comments.Is racism making you FAT? Victims of prejudice are at greater risk of obesity
Posted on 03/06/2014 3:27:44 AM PST by Altura Ct.
Researchers found relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who were frequent victims of prejudice
The study was based on the Black Women's Health Study, which enrolled 59,000 African-American women in 1995 and has followed them since
Workplace and community-based programmes to combat racism are an important component in strategies to prevent obesity, one expert said
There are many reasons why an increasing number of people are classified as obese - and now racism could be one of them.
Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women, a new study claims.
Scientists found that women who were more frequently victimised for their race, were more likely to be obese.
The study, by Slone Epidemiology Centre at Boston University, found the relationship between racism and obesity was strongest among women who reported consistently high experience of racism over a 12 year period.
The research was based on the Black Women's Health Study, which enrolled 59,000 African-American women in 1995 and has followed them since.
While rates of obesity in the U.S. have risen rapidly over the past few decades, the greatest increases have been seen in African American women, half of whom are currently classified as obese.
Obesity is a risk factor for numerous health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and orthopaedic problems.
Scientists said that racism is a form of psychosocial stress that African Americans experience disproportionately.
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Sitting on your ass all day with your hand out makes you fat.
It’s Whitey’s fault that obese Blacks are fat? Boston University has hit a new low.
Was this finding funded by American workers’ money?
Gee, it couldn’t be that the same slothful attitude that causes one to eat breakfast from McDonalds and lunch from Wendy’s every day, is the same personality disorder that causes people to react to you in ways that you perceive as “racism”, but really isn’t.
Another what came first...the chicken or the egg.
Not only that but have you ever been behind ‘a victim of racism’ in a grocery store that is receiving reparations via an EBT card? I’ve never seen one single item in their cart that wasn’t at least 99% sugar. What a bunch of BS! How much did they get paid for this so called study?
The rate of gonorrhea among blacks in 2010 was 432.5 cases per 100,000 population (Figure 22), which was 18.7 times the rate among whites (23.1).
Exactly! There is a serious cause and effect question here. I wonder if these “Researchers” would blame warm weather for sunny days.
Got a flat tire on my car. After reading this post I remembered my tires are black...AHA!
“Not only that but have you ever been behind a victim of racism in a grocery store that is receiving reparations via an EBT card? Ive never seen one single item in their cart that wasnt at least 99% sugar.”
Too true; shopping for groceries around the first of the month is eye-opening. These “studies” ignore the fact that a growing segment of whites are now exhibiting the same exact behavior as urban blacks (breeding welfare bastards, off-the-charts obesity, rampant drug abuse). Welfare reform will be back in the public discussion as more than half of our population “sits out” the economy of the twenty first century...
“Sitting on your ass all day with your hand out makes you fat.”
Doesn’t help that the other hand is clasping a bucket of greasy fast food or a gallon cup of Dr. Pepper...
Wait...you mean its not because I am white and overweight but I’ve been a victim of racism so cleverly disguised that I didn’t even know it?
Wow...do I feel better!
Black women in general have failed themselves, their men, their children and their their society. There, said it.
I don’t knew about weight gain, but...
My Mr Coffee went on the Fritz this morning. I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve started using Half & Half again.
Hmm, how about in Africa?
Anti-white propaganda and technically illegal in Britain. They aim this at white’s treatment of black women, but they never mention what other non-whites treatment of black women is like. But then again the white guilt industry has people so cowed they would never ask the above question.
Bull4h!t. The same people who are too stupid and lazy to move away from the TV during “who’s your daddy” programs, are the same ones who stuff their faces and blame their failures on Whitey.
That’s strange. I thought they were going to say that victims of Global Warming or Climate Change were at greater risk of prejudice.
I guess racism is why they are aborting themselves at a higher rate per population than any other group.
What is a woman to do when all the electric scooters are in use by other fatass people?
>>shopping for groceries around the first of the month is eye-opening.<<
Here it’s the 5th for some reason. I’d forgotten this fact, and attempted to stop at ‘Save-A-Lot’ on my way home last night to get a roast. All checkout lanes were open, and the lines of chip & pop carts were backed up 10-15 feet into the aisleways.
I turned to my son and said, “Shoot...I forgot it was Food Stamp 5th today.” and we turned around and left. There should be separate lines for cash-paying customers...lol
Having to call 911 to complain that McDonald’s didn’t give you enough French Fries proves discrimination.
I would think that characteristics of their race would be the primary cause. To do it right there needs to be a comparison with the blacks of Africa. Of course, the claim would be that that would be unfair since the diets of the American black and the African black differ. But say it was done and that the two were alike in the propensity to gain weight, well, what happens to the racism claim?
It is not racism that has a link to obesity - it is the politics of victimhood that has a link to obesity.
It’s very simple. People who blame others for ALL of their problems are not going to accept personal responsibility for their own eating and exercise habits.
DARN that racism. Darn it to heck...
Jury Pool Ping
However, when you put chains on a Michelin, it does not sing spirituals.
So it’s white peoples fault that most racist blacks and
hispanics are are full figured lardballs? Well then I
guess they should stop their racism.
This is total BS
They are fat because they have no self control.
And many black women have larger posteriors due to racism?
Paging Sir Mix-A-Lot.
That's true. Notice this: there is a large and growing black middle class. Middle-class black women are of normal weight or a little overweight, just like middle-class white women.
There is also a black upper class. (I'm not talking about rich blacks like Oprah and hiphop stars, but black people who have had their money for generations, send their kids to private schools, and vacation in Italy.) Upper-class black ladies are slender just like upper-class white ladies. Almost certainly the self-discipline that allowed them to get to that level of prosperity and success is the same trait that lets them keep their weight under control.
There is some low-income housing near me, cute little townhouses that were bought by the Housing Opportunity Commission. Some of them are occupied by the kind of people you'd want to have as neighbors: legal immigrants or maybe divorced moms who are just temporarily down on their luck and need a little help. They work hard, study, control their kids, go to church, keep their jobs, take care of their yards, and move up and out quickly. But there are others who show plainly what the problem is. I worked with many of them in my previous job. I never met one who was self-disciplined. I never met one who got up in the morning and went for a long hard walk to lose weight, studied, showed up for 6:30 or 9 a.m. morning mass, industriously cleaned the house, stuck to a schedule, or otherwise showed he or she had the determination and focus to control his or her circumstances. This is why they are fat and this is also why they encounter the suspicion and disgust they interpret as racism.
And by the way, you will find those upper-class black ladies are also pretty contemptuous of the obese lazy unfocused lower-class ones.
WHITEY: When you need someone to blame for your own failings
We have the fattest “poor” people in the world!
Even the bugs are racist!
Mexico takes title of “most obese” from America
How does a third world country get this way? Supposedly
from drinking too many American soft drinks.
Frequent experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women
Look at photographs made prior to 1964, of say, the Civil Rights Marches.
Not ONE obese African\American female.
In today's world, the reason for your fat is racism, food deserts, hormones, thyroids, genetics, chemicals in food, plastic containers, blah, blah, blah.
Never your own damn responsibility.
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